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On exhibit: Gilmore explores Dust Bowl, Depression and drives

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. – The images from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s are haunting – long lines at soup kitchens, farms buried by dirt and gaunt faces peering out from dilapidated autos piled high with their only possessions. But that is only part of the story. While desperate families...

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ACD Museum kicks off festival with 12 classics for sale in benefit

The Seventh Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s Benefit Extravaganza will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. This is the Museum’s premier event of the ACD Festival Weekend. Each year automobiles (not from the museum’s collection) are auctioned at the event with proceeds benefiting the educational programming efforts of the Museum. The event also...

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria by Rollston. (© Darin Schabel Courtesy of RM Auctions)

Rare Duesenberg, Al Capone sedan head to RM’s St. John’s sale

• Sale acts as a prelude to the famed Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s • Complete digital catalogue now available online at www.rmauctions.com RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America, has secured a wonderful selection of classic automobiles for its St. John’s sale, July 28, in Plymouth,...

Old Cars Weekly editor Angelo Van Bogart sits down with Joe Kaufmann during a 2010 interview.

Kaufmann’s Quest for Quality

This story first appeared in the Sept. 9, 2010, issue of Old Cars Weekly. We are posting it today to remember the legendary Joe Kaufmann, who died Monday, June 11.   By John Gunnell Joe Kaufmann of Manitowoc, Wis., is one of the hobby’s longest-running restorers and caretakers of Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs. He...

This 1930 Duesenberg Boattail Speedster sold for $484,000 on Saturday, June 2, during Auctions America by RM’s second annual Auburn Spring auction in Auburn, Indiana. The three-day event saw 409 collector cars and trucks cross the block at the historic Auburn Auction Park.

Duesenberg, convertibles top sellers at Auburn Spring

AUBURN, Ind. – The old saying that “when the top goes down, the price goes up” was once again proven during Auctions America by RM’s June 1-3 Auburn Spring sale at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Ind. Open-air classics took eight of the top 10 slots of the weekend, which saw 409...

Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Michigan, the birthplace to many of the collector cars we cherish, has introduced legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month of August each...

Simeone to add spirit of motion to Auburns and Cords April 28

At noon on Saturday, April 28, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will have a Demo Day to discuss how Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg became linked together and why they represented the pinnacle of American automotive engineering in the 1920s and into the 1930s. Best of all, several of these cars will be exercised in...

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Ginger Rogers’ 1929 Duesenberg stars at 2012 Amelia Island

Vehicle to appear among other legendary Hollywood star cars once belonging to Natalie Wood, Rita Hayworth and Tom Mix The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation announced today that a 265 horsepower 1929 Model J Duesenberg that once belonged to Hollywood darling, Ginger Rogers, will appear at the upcoming Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 9-11,...

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Bill Harrah’s legacy in pictures

“In the Harrah culture, there were organizational standards for all aspects of daily operations throughout departments to ensure the best business practices…the days of Bill Harrah are now rooted in history.” We salute what would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Harrah with photographs of his legacy. Enjoy.